Staying Consistent and Accountable on Your Health Journey
One of the most important aspects of your health journey is consistency and accountability. If you really want to become a healthier you, keep the commitments you make to yourself. That applies to both food and exercise. Even if you fall off the wagon, get back on it the very next chance you have. Once you become consistent in your eating and exercising habits they will become a normal part of your routine. Here are some easy tips for holding yourself accountable so you can continue to progress in your health journey:
Keep a food journal. Sometimes we don’t realize how many calories we’re actually consuming throughout the course of a day. Tracking what you eat is an important part of weight loss and your overall health journey because it allows you to see exactly how much you’re consuming and keeps you accountable. Once you're aware of the amount of calories you're taking in, you can begin to make better decisions in the future. For the most accurate count, be sure to write down everything you eat. Taking a bite of something here and there can add up!
Join a fitness challenge. Nothing gets people more motivated than a little friendly competition. Fitness challenges are fun ways to push yourself and connect with friends in a meaningful way. Also, fitness challenges generally lay out an easy-to-follow meal and exercise plan, so it takes the stress out of planning. And since you commit to the plan when you join, it holds you accountable for sticking to it from day to day. Free fitness challenges can easily be found with a simple Google search.
MyFitnessPal is a great free app for tracking food and exercise, and it also offers some fun fitness challenges.